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2D Window

2D Window

Version 2023.2​​ includes slight changes to the user interface. The icons of the resources tabs are now displayed vertically on the left. As a result of this change, depending on the software version that you use, the user interface may look different.

2D window

The 2D window displays pieces, stitches, and other shape related elements.

2d Window

With your mouse in the 2D window, press Tab to maximize the window. Press Tab again to reverse the action.

Navigating and Selecting in the 2D Window

You can navigate and select in the 2D window by:

Configuring the 2D Window Display

In addition to using the 2D window toolbar options, you can further configure the 2D window display.

To configure the display:

  1. On the Main menu, click View, then 2D Display. A menu is displayed.

  2. Click to enable or disable the options as required.

    Option If Enabled


    Textures are displayed.


    Stitches are always displayed.


    Grading (if any) is displayed.

    Internal Lines

    Internal lines are displayed.

    Shape Info

    ID of certain elements is displayed, according to those chosen under Shape Options.

    Grain Line

    Grain line direction is displayed.

    Background Grid

    Background grid is displayed.

    Show Dimensions

    Dimensions of pattern piece edges are displayed.

    Smart Guides

    If enabled, certain guidelines are displayed, according to those chosen under Smart Guides Options. For more information, refer to Using Smart Guides.

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